Murder investigations continue at Thorncliffe apartment

Accused serial killer Bruce McArthur's apartment under the microscope: police

95 Thorncliffe Park Dr.
Police vehicles parked outside the Toronto apartment building Feb. 13, 2018 where an accused serial killer lived before his arrest Jan. 18. Taylor Bridger/Toronto Observer

A month after accused serial killer Bruce McArthur’s arrest, Toronto police continue to investigate his apartment at 95 Thorncliffe Park Dr., the site of the murder of at least some missing Toronto men, they say.

Det.-Sgt. Hank Idsinga told CTV News’s W5 on Saturday that investigators believe the apartment is a homicide scene.

It is unclear how long investigations will continue in the 19th floor unit of the Leaside Towers apartment building, commonly known as the tallest in East York. The twin towers of the complex dominate the Don River Valley that gives the surrounding area its name.

Police vehicles were still parked in front of the building on Feb. 13, almost a month after McArthur was first arrested there on Jan. 18.

“We are conducting a thorough forensic exam and, as I’m sure you can appreciate, these things take time,” police spokesperson Meaghan Gray replied to a query by email Wednesday,

At least one resident was not happy about the media presence near the condominium building, shouting at photographers as she walked her dog around what is usually a strictly residential patch of grass.

“You shouldn’t be filming this property,” the woman yelled, before walking back inside the lobby to report what she had seen.

Meanwhile, Toronto police have also excavated a section of drainpipe outside the 53 Mallory Cres. property in Leaside linked to Bruce McArthur’s landscaping business, Artistic Design.

A portion of the drain removed from in front of the property has been sent for testing, Gray said.

Mallory Crescent has been the object of media and police attention during the month-long investigation of the residential property that yielded six sets of partial human remains.

Two weeks ago, police officially identified the remains of Andrew Kinsman, a man who had been reported missing last spring, among those found in planters that had been removed from the residence for forensic examination.

Leaside Towers at 85-95 Thorncliffe Park Dr. dominates the skyline above the Don Valley. (TAYLOR BRIDGER/TORONTO OBSERVER)

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Posted: Feb 17 2018 9:06 pm
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